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Roger Deakins: Sticking to the Script
Posted January 07, 2010 to photo album "Roger Deakins: Sticking to the Script"
The Coen brothers' favored cinematographer talks about the films he’s brought to screen.
Slide 7: Barton Fink - New Approaches
“I love that film. It was the first one I did with Joel and Ethan, and I wasn’t used to working their way with storyboards. The first day was in the theater—John Turturro is in the wings and watching a play. The storyboards called for five or six separate cuts, and I said, ‘Why we don’t combine that into one long crane shot’ It was with this remote Louma crane, which they had never worked with before. Ethan was worried we wouldn’t make the day, so we set the crane up the night before, and we finished the scene by 11:30 in the morning!”